Healthcare Scenario of Bengaluru

Healthcare Scenario of Bengaluru

Are you planning to build or restructure or venture in any healthcare venture in Bengaluru? Looking for information about the major healthcare players in government, private diagnostic centres that are available in Bengaluru? Are you looking to find out which part of the of the city’s is best to venture in or what all facilities are available and what all should be planned for new setup? In this article Hospaccx Healthcare consultancy has mapped all on major players in terms of medical facilities and healthcare scenario in Bengaluru, India.

Below is the superficial and macro level survey if you need a refined market and financial feasibility or any other study related to healthcare is required you can contact Hospaccx healthcare business consulting Pvt Ltd on: [email protected] or [email protected] Or you can visit our website on


Bengaluru officially known as Bengaluru, is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Bengaluru is sometimes referred to as the “Silicon Valley of India” (or “IT capital of India”) because of its role as the nation’s leading information technology (IT) exporter. Bengaluru is the second fastest-growing major metropolis in India. It is located in southern India on the Deccan Plateau. Indian technological organizations such as ISRO, Infosys, Wipro and HAL are headquartered in the city.

Population Mix

The total population of Bengaluru UA/Metropolitan region is 8,520,435. The male population of which is 4,433,855 while female population is 4,086,580. About 79% of the population is Hindu, which is in line with the Indian national average. Muslims account for 13% of the population, followed by Christians (6%) and Jains (1%).


Bengaluru is served by Kempegowda International Airport & is connected to every major city in India as well as some major countries. There are four major railway stations in the city & they connect with every major city. Shivajinar Bus stop and Shantinagar Bus stop are the main bus depots in Bengaluru connecting Bengaluru and other states.


1. Intel Technology India Pvt Ltd.

2. IBM Global Service

3. Microsoft India Private Ltd.

4. Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions

5. Samsung India Software Operations Pvt Ltd

6. Infosys Ltd

7. Google India Pvt Ltd

Growth Plan of City

Metro in Bengaluru

The striving project of a Metro will change the scenery of Bengaluru city. The development will stretch its borders in Bengaluru. It has a well conceptualized plan this is designed in a manner in which to cover all the corners of the Bengaluru city.

Healthcare in Bengaluru

HEALTH SERVICES IN Bengaluru The health-care scenario in Bengaluru city is a mix of plenty and scarcity. A number of government bodies and schemes provide health services. In infrastructure terms, if all primary health facilities maintained by different government bodies were combined, there are likely to be enough centers to 2 Health care in Bengaluru city – need for a participatory, comprehensive health plan meet the primary care needs of the population. The city is also host to autonomous institutions with high caliber medical professionals, such as National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS) and the Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology. Further, like in other urban areas, a huge private sector caters to the health needs of the population.

Bengaluru is a hub for medical tourism, with super-specialty hospitals boasting state-of-the-art treatment facilities. On the other hand, the communities that particularly need public health services, such as the urban poor and working classes, are unable to access them due to the shortage of medical staff, lack of medicines and diagnostic services, high levels of corruption and the low sensitivity towards their needs. They end up using the private sector, which is an expensive option, or postpone essential health care – an even more expensive option for which the individual, family and society pay a price. There have been cases of women delivering babies at home or in auto-rickshaws as they were turned away at Maternity Homes and did not have time to reach a secondary or tertiary institution, or the resources to get there. Tertiary care is expensive even in government hospitals due to bed charges, medicines and other expenses. The result is high levels of indebtedness and health indicators among the urban poor that are almost as bad as the rural poor.

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Government Hospitals

Government hospitals have a few advantages over private hospitals, which make them better and efficient for patients. This includes their facilities are affordable in cost, which is an advantage for the masses, who cannot afford expensive treatments. Best doctors are majorly found in the southern part of India. Bengaluru has a few government hospitals that make them stand out in other private ones.

In order to make health care available to the weaker sections of society Bengaluru is dotted with numerous government hospitals. Most of the government hospitals in Bengaluru are run and managed by the municipal corporation of the city. The government hospitals in Bengaluru are usually multi-specialty hospitals that offer comprehensive medical care under a single roof. Ranging from Simple daily checkups to cardiac surgeries (Institutes like Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences & Research) or oncology (Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology), the Bengaluru government hospitals are a one stop destination for all your health care requirements.

1. Bengaluru Baptist Hospital – 340 beds

Bengaluru Baptist Hospital (BBH) was started as an outpatient clinic in a makeshift building, for rural Bengaluru, in 1973. BBH is the first mission hospital in India to be accredited with NABH and NABL.

2. Victoria Hospital – 1000 beds

It is the largest hospital in Bengaluru, India. Started by Shri Krishnaraja Wodeyar, the then Maharaja of Mysore in 1901

3. Minto Ophthalmic Hospital – 300 beds

Minto Ophthalmic Hospital, was established in 1903, making it one of the oldest specialty eye hospitals in the world. It is affiliated to the Bengaluru Medical College and Research Institute.

4. Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology – 429 beds

It was granted Regional Cancer Centre status on 1 November 1980. The Indian Council of Medical Research has recognized this referral Institution as a research organization.

5. Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences & Research – 600 beds

Spread over two eight story buildings and is considered one of the largest dedicated heart hospitals in Asia.

Major Private Hospitals in Bengaluru

Over the last few years many corporate and international corporate giants such as “Toyota” have set up hospitals in Bengaluru. which are offering world class healthcare facilities under one roof. They have changed the healthcare situation in the city by making available facilities that were hitherto available only abroad like Narayan Hrudayalaya with Bicon has established Asia’s biggest bone marrow transplant unit.

However, to provide these facilities hospitals need to invest heavily in infrastructure and medical teams. With the city emerging as a major centre for medical tourism, many of these hospitals offer hospitality services as well. For faster recovery of returns on these investments hospitals need to increase both the number of patients and number of times each patient visits the hospital. This is where marketing becomes relevant. In earlier days hospitals never used to market themselves. Healthcare is seen as a social service in India and there was a certain stigma to hospitals doing marketing activities. However, now we have a whole set of hospitals that do not believe in this philosophy. With the change scenario Bengaluru has mushroomed with big number of hospitals. some of the major private healthcare infrastructure are as follows:

1. Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital in Bommasandra – 1400 beds

Dr. Devi Shetty founded the Company in the year 2000 (19 July 2000). In 2013, Narayana Hrudyalaya Pvt. Ltd. officially changed its identity to Narayana Health.

2. M S Ramaiah Memorial Hospital – 500 beds

In 2007 L H Hiranandani became the first hospital in Western India to receive the prestigious NABH Accreditation for Hospitals and Healthcare providers.

3. Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road – 276 beds

It began operations in 2006 and has established itself as a trusted institution in the field of healthcare. It offers tertiary care in over 40 specialties.

4. Columbia Asia Referral Hospital – 200 beds

Established in 2008, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital located in Malleshwaram in Bengaluru is a multi-speciality hospital. It is NABH accreditated.

5. Apollo Hospital Bengaluru – 250 beds

Apollo Hospital Bengaluru is a tertiary care flagship unit of the Apollo Hospitals Group. It made a mark in the city of Bengaluru in 2007.

6. BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals – 500 beds

BGS Global Hospitals in Bengaluru is the hospital that has made its prominent mark in the healthcare industry. It is a multi-disciplinary, tertiary care facility with top-notch doctors and world class facilities.

7. Manipal Hospital – 600 beds

Manipal Hospital Bengaluru is NABH accredited and ranked amongst the Top 10 Best Multispecialty hospitals in India. This 50 year old establishment is today the country’s third largest Healthcare Group.

8. Panacea Hospital – 105 beds

Panacea Hospital is located at Basaveshwara Nagar and is a unit of Panacea Hospital Pvt. Ltd. Panacea Bengaluru hospital has over 150 well qualified medical professionals and over 110 nurses who offers the best of medical care.

9. Sakra hospital

Sakra World Hospital is a 300-bed hospital, providing healthcare across all specialties such as neuro sciences, cardiac sciences, ortho sciences (bone and joint), women and child care, digestive and hepatobiliary sciences, renal care, emergency and trauma care among others.

Medical Colleges in Bengaluru

Apart from its well-established industries, the city is well renowned for its universities and colleges. Bengaluru houses some of the most prestigious universities in the country. Bengaluru University is among the largest universities in the country which provides affiliation to over 500 colleges.

when it comes to medical education Karnataka has good number of medical college out of which Bengaluru has some medical college which are mentioned below:

1. A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences – 150 seats

The college was established on 21 October 2002. The medical college is currently affiliated with RGUHS and recognized by the Medical Council of India.

2. Bengaluru Medical College – 250 seats

It is a medical college run by the Government of Karnataka. It is located on K.R. Road, near City Market. It is the only government medical college in Bengaluru.

3. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College – 100 seats

It was established by the Ananda Social and Educational Trust in July 1981. The college was initially affiliated to the Bengaluru University and is now affiliated with the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.

4. Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bengaluru – 150 seats

Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences was established in 1980 by the Vokkaligara Sangha. It is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.

5. M.S.Ramaiah Medical College – 150 seats

It is affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and was started in the year 1979.

Major Single specialty hospitals in Bengaluru

Single specialty hospitals market in India has shown double digit growth rates over the last few years. Bengaluru is also in the same trend. major single specialty brands are present or some of them are originated from Bengaluru only. some of them are as follows:

1. DaVita Care

DaVita fortune one of the 500 company from USA has established its first center at Bengaluru in India. Davit is the first center in South Asia to have networked dialysis machines and the highest specification RO plant to provide India’s Highest Quality Dialysis experience to patients.

2. Cloudnine Hospital

It was founded by the neonatologist Dr. R. Kishore in 2007. In addition to maternal care, Cloudnine also provides Gynecology, Pediatrics, Intensive Care, Fertility and Neonatal Care services.

3. Motherhood Hospital

This hospital is committed to providing a gamut of services to women, new-born and pediatrics. Dr. Mohammed Rehan Sayeed is the founder and chairman of Motherhood Hospitals.

4. Sparsh Hospital

Sparsh Hospital with the main trust area on Accidents, Orthopaedics, and Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery was established in Narayana Health City in 2006.

5. HCG Oncology Hospital

HCG began as the Bengaluru Institute of Oncology, which was launched by a dedicated group of oncologists. It is the first private centre in the country to introduce Cyclotron and PET-CT technologies. Now it is one of the biggest private oncology service provider in the country.

6. Rainbow Children Hospital

Hyderabad based rainbow hospital has also started , Asia one of the biggest Children multi specialty hospitals in Bengaluru . at Marathahalli and Bannerghatta Road with over 300 beds IPD beds .

Diagnostic Centre’s in Bengaluru

1. Lotus Diagnostic Centre

2. Medall Clumax Diagnostics

3. Suraksha Diagnostic Centre

4. Focus Diagnostics Centre

5. Asian Diagnostics

6. Kanva Dignostics

Drain Area

Primary Area

1. Mysore

2. Chikballapur

3. Chamrajnagar

4. Kolar

5. Mandya

Secondary Area

1. Udupi

2. Davanagere

3. Uttar Kannad

4. other district of karnataka

5. Parts of A. P , tamilnadu


At the first look, it looks like Bengaluru is overcrowded with public and private hospitals there is no scope for any new player to venture. Bengaluru being the startup paradise number of single specialty hospitals and various IT healthcare startup are born in Bengaluru. but the real scenario is all together is different with huge drain of not only of Karnataka, patients from A.p , tamilnadu travel to Bengaluru to avail healthcare facilities . Bengaluru is one of the most preferred destination for medical tourism too. there is an acute requirement for the hospital beds as per WHO norms still 6,000 beds are required with respect to the population base at Bengaluru.

Above is the superficial and macro level survey if you need a refined market and financial feasibility or any other study related to healthcare is required you can contact us: hospaccx healthcare business consulting Pvt Ltd on :[email protected] or [email protected] Or you can visit our website on


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